Is Christmas cake suitable for children?

It doesn’t need feeding and so is suitable to give to kids – if they’ll eat it!! Growing up there was always quite a strict division of labour in our house. Dad made the cakes and the roast dinners. Mum made the rest of the dinners, the bread and the non-cake puddings.

What age can you bake with a child?

Along with the skills suggested for 5 – 7 and 7 – 11 year olds, when children reach 12 +, they can begin to prepare more complex recipes and even start improvising. How much they can achieve depends on how interested they are in cooking and how much they’ve done before.

Why is baking so difficult?

Baking IS hard! Cooking allows for mistakes because you can usually salvage or modify recipes. Baking requires EXACT measurements and baking times. If cookies are too hard, you want to take them out of the oven sooner (they harden and finish cooking as they cool, so it’s okay for them to be semi-cooked).

What are the 7 basic baking ingredients?

What are the 7 basic baking ingredients? The essential ingredients consists of flour, leaveners, salt, sugar, dairy, fats, extracts, spices & other add-ins such as vanilla extract, and chocolate chips.